Match Preview: Storm vs Sheffield Steelers

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm are back in action on Sunday 19th February as we face the Sheffield Steelers in EIHL action, as well as welcoming back Storm legend, Brad Rubachuk for his jersey retirement. Faceoff is at 5:30 pm and tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office!

Your Go Goodwins sponsored Manchester Storm are back in action this Sunday as they face the Sheffield Steelers in the second game of their home-and-home series this weekend.

Not only is it a big game in the Storm’s playoff push, it’s also the Rubachuk jersey retirement night. There’s plenty going on before and after the game, and lots of opportunities to meet the man himself and get something signed. It looks like it’s going to be busy, so make sure you get there early! Details about all the Rubachuk retirement can be found HERE!

League Standings after last night: After the Steelers hosted the Storm last night, the teams find themselves in 3rd and 7th, respectively. Steelers have 57 points, while the Storm have 37 points, 3 points ahead of Dundee in 8th position.

Special Teams: Special teams can be key in deciding games. Storm have the edge in the penalty kill standings with 85.05% compared to Steelers’ 77.22%. In the powerplay rankings, Steelers have converted on 17.24% of their opportunities, while the Storm have found success on 16.98% of their chances.

Who’s hot?: Darian Dziurzynski and Matt Bissonnette have been in fine form recently for the Storm. Dziurzynski has scored 7 goals and 5 assists in his last 10 games, scoring at least a point in each of those games. Bissonnette on the other hand has 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games. For the Steelers, Rob Dowd has rediscovered his scoring touch recently and has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 5 games. Andreas Valdix has also been in good form recently, scoring 3 goals and 6 assists in his last 5 games.

One to watch: Colton Fretter is another Steeler who has been in good form recently, scoring 6 goals in his last 5 games, taking him to 23 for the season.


  • Doors open from 4:30 pm
  • Face-Off at 5:30 pm
  • SOTB this evening is #29 Eric Neilson
  • 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” will also be running! Buy your tickets from sellers around the rink!
  • Tickets for the game can be bought from HERE
  • Webcast for the game can be found & ordered HERE
  • Storm will be in our limited edition BLACK Rubachuk jerseys
  • Jacks Bar will be open post game until 11 pm!
  • There is NO free ice skating & skate hire post game tonight.